Articles by this author
Chronicles in Stamps
Dr. Sherif El Kerdani and A Philatelic Telling of History
A country's heritage is not only safeguarded in museums. Methodical collectors who give access to their collections contribute in no small way to cultural preservation. This is the story of a passionate collector who preserves little snippets of Egypt’s history, one stamp at a time.
The Art of Tentmaking, from the Ancient to the Modern
The fascinating history of the colourful and intricate appliqué tents ubiquitous at every Egyptian social occasion.
The Long and Interwoven
History of Egyptian Textiles
With a history stretching back almost two thousand years, the importance of Egypt's textile industry is reflected in medieval documents, the diversity of preserved textiles – some referencing Pharaonic motifs and classical legends – and even in family names.